Our Lady of Good Remedy Health Services
At St. Luke's Mission of Mercy
David P. Marciniak, RN - firstname.lastname@example.org
Health Fair a Success!
Thank you to many area health agencies and providers for generously giving your time and talent for our annual Summer Health Fair and Picnic! The day was well attended, and many individuals received valuable information and health screening, while enjoying a delicious lunch serenaded by the Voices of Mercy. Please pray for our participants:
- Catholic Health: Glucose and Cholesterol Screening
- Kaleida Health: Mental Health Services
- UB Dental School
- Sisters Hospital: Diabetic Education and Osteoporosis Screening Fidelis Care New York (Co-Sponsor of the event with St. Luke's!)
- Roswell Park: Smoking Cessation
- Sisters Hospital Emergency Nurses: Swine Flu and Blood Pressure Screening
- Catholic Health Laboratory / Karen Stawiasz, NP: Thyroid Screening Pro-Life Ministry
Special thanks to the volunteers who cooked, set-up and cleaned up, and assisted with the success of this event. Our next Health Fair is tentatively scheduled February 20th, 2010. Keep the date open!
Healthy Saturday Clinics
Our Lady of Good Remedy Health Services at St. Luke’s Mission of Mercy is actively planning "Healthy Saturday Clinics" for the 2009-2010 season, and we cordially invite you to join us!
Saturday clinics are an avenue for local agencies and health care providers to reach the under-served population of Buffalo’s East Side "on their own turf", providing invaluable educational and screening opportunities. Our mission at St. Luke’s is to reach out to the poor, abandoned, and forgotten. Saturday clinics help us do just that while attending to the health needs of the very poorest of our community.
Here are the details:
- Healthy Saturday Clinics
- 11:30AM – 1:00PM
- St. Luke’s Dining room
- Tables (6, 8, or 10 foot) and chairs provided, electric available.
- Free lunch!
- September 26th, 2009
- October 17th and 31st, 2009
- November 21st, 2009
- December 12th, 2009
- January 16th and 30th, 2010
- March 27th, 2010
- April 24th, 2010
- May 15th, 2010
Tentative Health Fair Date: (Keep this date open! All are invited!) Saturday, February 20th, 2010 11AM – 1PM
Thank you for considering assisting us in our mission to reach the neediest in our city. Additionally, thank you to all those who have participated in our clinics and Health Fairs in the past. With your help, we are making a difference!
Feel free to call or email for more details. God bless you!
- David Marciniak, RN, CEN
- Director, OLGR Health Services
- (716) 880-5981
Sneezin' Season Approaches!
As the summer sizzles on please remember that the cold and flu season are fast approaching! Many in our community do not have the resources to purchase simple over-the-counter analgesics and cough/cold preparations. If you would like to donate to the "Medicine Fund" you may do so two ways: send your monetary donation to the Mission earmarked for the Medicine Fund, or purchase items directly and bring them to the Mission. Either way, your help makes a huge difference! The list below highlights our needs. Those items with an asterisk (*) indicate a need for adult and pediatric doses. God bless you!
- Allergy Prevention / Treatment:
- Antacids and Acid Reducers:
- ALCOHOL FREE Nyquil
- Immodium D
- Tinactin / creams or sprays
- Cough Suppressants:
- Vicks 44
- Decongestants / Nasal Decongestants and COld Remedies:
- Advil Cold and Sinus
- Aleve Cold and Sinus
- Tavist D
- Tylenol Cold and Flu
- Alka-Seltzer Cold and Flu
- Diaper Rash Ointments*:
- A & D Ointment
- Boudreaux's Butt Paste
- Gold Bond Medicated Powder
- Tiger Balm
- Toothache / Teething Pain Reliever*:
While we do assist with the care of children, our primary need is for adult doses of the above named over-the-counter medications (items with an asterisk * indicates need for both adult and children's doses). We can not use opened or expired medications. We can not use any prescription-only medications. All cough / cold / flu medications MUST be alcohol free.
Can't get to the store? We will gratefully accept your monetary donations for the purchase of medications. Your donation to Our Lady Of Good Remedy Health Services will be used only for the direct health care needs of our community. God bless you!
Prayer to Our Lady of Good Remedy
O Lady of Good Remedy, source of unfailing help, grant that we may draw from they treasury of graces in our time of need. TOuch the hearts of sinners, that they may seek reconciliation and forgiveness. Bring comfort to the afflicted and the lonely; help the poor and the hopeless aid the sick and the suffering. May they be healed in body and strengthened in spirit to endure their sufferings with patient resignation and Christian fortitude. Amen.